Refrigerator: which one to choose?

January 3, 2013

Your refrigerator does not give you more guarantees as before? Do you want to buy a new model more in line with your tastes? Maybe is a good time to change your refrigerator? We will help you in the choice of models on the market, don’t worry 🙂

Old, bulky and smelly: these are some of the adjectives that are often associated with refrigerators to justify the buying of a new one. The ‘coexistence’ with certain appliances depends almost always on their maintenance, to have a refrigerator that will last long, periodic inspections are required by the owners. However, when you realize that the problems are difficult and expensive to resolve, you should consider the idea of ​​buying a new one.

We will list you some of the great brands and models of refrigerators, here they are:

White Combined Refrigerator Indesit

The new Indesit refrigerators Class A+ offer the best performance with minimum storage consumption: a saving of 25 percent more energy than refrigerators of class A.

Capacity in Litres: 334 liters
Energy Rating: A +
Color: White

Hygiene control: A real barrier to the proliferation of bacteria. Thanks to a special film which coats the inner walls of the refrigerator and prevents the formation of mold and bacteria, the foods are protected and keep longer freshness and original quality.

White Combined Refrigerator Candy

Intelligent consumption efficiency and conservation of the environment are the basic features that the new refrigerators Candy A+ represents. Candy cares about his clients and puts their needs at first place to give them a product that satisfies them at any cost.

Capacity in Litres: 212 liters
Energy Rating: A +
Color: White
Cooling system: Static

Extractable Shelves: The new glass shelves, robust and easy to handle are equipped with a rail with stop stroke end on which can slide to have an easier access to food placed in the rear of the shelf.

Removable gasket: The new refrigerators are equipped with innovative push-pull removable gasket for easy cleaning.

Two-doors Refrigerator Ariston

The refrigerator Ariston stands out for its refined and simple style, helping to make your home elegant and welcoming. And your life improves, thanks to a quality product able to satisfy your every need.

Capacity in Litres: 230 liters
Energy Rating: A
Color: White
Cooling system: Static

Hygiene Control: The same care that you put in the choice of food, Hotpoint-Ariston puts it in the perfect condition storage and in the most hygienic way. To better protect your foods, new refrigerators Hotpoint-Ariston have the inner walls coated with a special permanent film, which prevents the formation of mold or bacteria. From now, with Hygiene Control, the best place to store and protect your food will be really the refrigerator at home.

Pure Wind: The refrigerator is equipped with a special ventilation system that allows perfect air circulation and ensures absolutely uniform distribution of temperature and humidity inside. But what if the refrigerator is open all the time? No problem, Hotpoint-Ariston has thought of this: thanks to forced air circulation, the temperature inside the refrigerator is restored more quickly after the door is opened. The models with “Pure Wind Plus” offer even more: the silver ion filter, which reduces up to 70% of bacteria, extends the storage of food and eliminates the odors.

Hope that with this article we gived you a few ideas on which refrigerator to choose.

 

 

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Which faucet for the sink PART 2

December 31, 2012

Of which form

The valve must be suitable to the sink, but the choice also depends on the presence of wall units or shelves, against which the spout of the faucet should not hurt.

Two or three holes

In the kitchen, the most common faucet are single-hole models, which are constituted by a single element, and that therefore, to be installed, require a single opening.

– This can be practiced in the sink, on the kitchen top or wall.
– Alternatively, you can choose however also taps in two or three holes. The former are constituted by a single element, but require two holes for the controls hot and cold water. The models with three holes, consisting of three separate elements, have an opening for the beak and the other two knobs for the hot and cold water.

Made of steel

The sinks in this material are hygienic, strong and durable as the stainless steel will not change color and does not tarnish. The surface can be polished or satin: in the latter case stains and spots are less clear.

How to clean it

For stainless steel are used water and soap or mild detergent and non-abrasive sponge.
– After rinsing, wipe it with a soft cloth to emasculate the formation of stains.
– For tougher stains, use a specific detergent, or clean with a sponge dipped in a solution of water and vinegar.
– You can dry it with a soft cloth and some alcohol.
– For the residues that forms around the drain, rub with force a half of lemon and leave the substance for ten minutes.

Finishing issues

Chrome plating is a widely used treatment to refine the faucets, especially those made ​​of brass. Through a process of immersion in the chromium, the surface assumes a shiny appearance like that of a mirror and a color similar to steel.

Polished and clean

The taps can be cleaned with a soft cloth, avoiding abrasive sponges.
– To delete the limestone use soap and water or dry always the surfaces, is also good to pass specific products, but reading carefully the instructions for use.
– Rub the base with a toothbrush which has been put on the creamy cleanser or a special softener.
– The chrome taps can be polished with hot water and vinegar. Do not use salt and soda that can scratch the chrome.
– In the end, it is especially suitable the deerskin for drying.
– To remove limestone from glass knobs prepare a solution of soap and water avoiding the use of other products that may become loose from the metal part.

Which faucet for the sink PART 1

December 30, 2012

Single lever or two separate knobs, polished or satin finish: the choice of mixer for the kitchen also depends on the shape, size and material of the sink. Which can be made of steel, ceramic or plastic.

Two types of mixers

For the kitchen sink, you can choose between models can be operated with one or two commands. The first one are more practical to use and easy to adjust, while others have robust internal mechanisms that do not deteriorate with use.

Single lever

These mixers are equipped with a single knob, or a lever, which allows to mix the hot water and cold water and to adjust the flow.
– Depending on the model, the knob can be placed next to, on or before the delivery spout.
– The movement of the lever is secured by a ceramic disc cartridge which is located under the handle.
– This could be damaged by the use and cause water leakage, decrease of pressure and hardening of the movement of the levers.
– It is therefore necessary to have another one to change.

A two knobs

As an alternative to single-lever, you can choose a model with a single spout for dispensing water, but two separate knobs for mixing the hot water and the cold.
– In this case there is no disc cartridge: the locking mechanism of the handle of the faucet is a ceramic cartridge that allows a rotation of 90 ° or 180 °.
In older models, was also available a greater openness, but in order to avoid wastage of water, now it is limited only to this measures.

On wall

If you want the mixer on the wall serves an intervention on the masonry, to realize a new attack in correspondence of the tap.
– Therefore is advisable to seek for this choice when you are in the process of restructuring, or if you have to replace a similar model, because otherwise you will break the tiles.
– Otherwise, with a cheaper but less aesthetically beautiful, you can connect the new faucet to the old connections with an outer pipe flush on the wall.
– The beak of the valve must be long enough to reach the sink. If the hole for the insertion of the tap is already prepared in the sink must be covered with a steel plate.

 

Granite table with fire

December 30, 2012

Vesta creates a strong contrast with the table Stone Forest, the material is granite that is carved by hand and in the center is a fire, sat down and gathered around the flames you have a wonderful relaxing atmosphere.

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The polished granite slab with chiseled sides is carved by hand, at the top the base is made ​​of stainless steel. The inner plate in aluminum is industrial, heavy and massive, is a piece of furniture particularly appropriate for a modern space outdoors.
These special tables are called Stone Forest because it refers to these furniture as sculptures, each of them is different as hand-carved. Therefore you can be sure that the fire of Vesta table will be unique to you and to your outdoor space.

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The sink without draining in granite or quartz

December 30, 2012

The look of this sink without draining, produced by Giquardo, is fresh and contemporary. New and original lines of the sink make the bathroom space particularly elegant. The sink Bowl is carved from a block of black granite or white composite quartz or Belgian blue, earthy materials that provide a sharp contrast.

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The overall line is particularly soft, rounded because it encounters of natural forms, we love the clean look without draining, but the features are all there, as well as the drain, but all functions are hidden and will not compromise the aesthetics. The Bowl sink comes in eight different sizes.

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Guitar-shaped swimming pool

December 30, 2012

This guitar-shaped swimming pool, proved to be a challenge for designers and builders – Canadian Aqua-Tech Company. His client, a passionate collector of guitars that attended their office looking for a spa tub, and had a sudden brilliant idea. Has come up with a guitar-shaped swimming pool in his backyard, the customer was fully satisfied and the pool was soon defined and designed by Les Paul Custom – with small details specimens for creativity, design and construction.

 

 

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Measuring 19 meters in length, the pool is unique – you can imagine how their owners feel every time they dive into, feel a particular pleasure because it is original, nice, spacious, also the effect of water is harmonious and very dynamic. With two flights of stairs, the wavy design reveals bold addition to the center of the courtyard.

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Tips on furnishing the kitchen: What is your favorite color?

December 27, 2012

Thanks to all the proposals of furniture to choose various furnishing items, finishes and accessories, the kitchen is one of the most complicated areas of the house to furnish. In particular, choosing the color can be very frustrating. For this reason is best to be prepared at the time of the fateful choices.

The choice of the color of the kitchen is always after the style of furniture you want to give to the kitchen. Can help in one of the most important decisions on furniture kitchen, establish a range of 3 colors:

– The leading color of kitchen furniture will consist of furnishing themselves (or walls if you choose not to leave them white).
– The color co-star is the floor.
– The last but not negligible are the working surfaces.

The choice of colors of  kitchen is very personal.

To simplify the choice even in this case, it may in fact restrict the field between a composition on white, a colored composition or a composition in which will prevail natural tones.

1. In the first case, the choice will be based on aesthetic qualities such as the sophistication and minimalism. Not everything has to obviously be white, but other colors can be introduced through some very brief details: the floor, in the frames and the edges of the floor tiles, in the coating, and also accessories such as carpets, curtains and tablecloths, etc.

2. If the choosen palette is colored, whatever is the combination of colors you will have a stimulating and very modern solution.

3. The palette with natural tones which characteristics are shades of the land, maybe even those of full yellow, and finishes such as natural tiles, wood and metal. These materials communicate feelings of honesty and simplicity.

Applying colors to the furnishings of the kitchen

Finally, the colors can be used in furnishing to try to change some small visual architecture defects.
– Fresh bright or sober colors, may be useful to visually enlarge the space, stretch a room, or raise a too low ceiling.
– In contrast, warm, dark or bright, in conjunction with maximum contrast can be useful to restrict the space, lower the ceiling, shorten a room too long.

The color of the kitchen furnishings is important

1) Red: ideal if we have a strong and determined character. It’s a good color to heat the rooms a little cold, although we recommend to adopt it only for details or surfaces not extensive.

2) Yellow: warm and primary color, perfect for the kitchen, but can also be adapted to areas exposed to the low light as it has the ability to make environments brighter.

3) Orange: it is the perfect color for the kitchen as it stimulates the appetite, and is welcoming. The advice is to break it with aluminum accessories to have a technological effect or wrought iron to create a romantic ambiance.

4) Blue: a very elegant color that always likes. Some nuances in blue can have a relaxing and calming effect. The darker color instead has the effect of restricting environments and therefore may be used for the kitchen very spacious.

5) Green: definitely the color that encourages focus and concentration, you should be chosen if you have an unconventional character.

 

Tips for installing curtains for indoor

December 26, 2012

In the installation of the curtains are used mechanisms of different aesthetic characteristics, and functional, called curtain rods.
The first precaution to be taken in identifying the most suitable method of anchorage, will be to see if the curtains will be installed in the ceiling or wall, or in the window or in any other place like that.

For curtains, there are several methods of installation:
-the environment in which they are installed;
-the practical needs of those who use them;
-the tissue used;
-aesthetics.

To make the best choice of the method of installation, we proceed with the first check if the environment in which will be placed the curtain, allows the use of various solutions or forces, because of the space in which it is located or the position relative who the maneuver with it, and than take into account the most suitable.

As regards the methods for ceiling/wall, there are three main categories:

-in binary, in which are located the eyelets, where the fabric will be hooked, which run in real aluminum tracks (channels), obtaining a horizontal movement of the curtain;
-packets, in which the fabric is generally positioned using a velcro, and by a characteristic mechanism is imprinted a vertical movement;
-on stick (wood, steel, iron, etc..) consists of an elongated cylinder on which pass the rings usually used to attach the curtain.

 

Living the terrace all the year

December 26, 2012

Some products integrate in a single device dimming, control of light and heat from the outside, defense against insects. With the convenience of the electrical or remote control.
A veranda, resistant to heat, moisture and wind, leave us to use the space of the terrace or balcony all year round, whatever the weather is. Systems in aluminum and glass are flexible and adaptable to different heights and shapes, from rectangular to the polygonal with a sloping roof or with roof pavilions. Structures can be set independent and on several levels.

The protection of the indoor environment from overheating in summer is ensured through internal or external shading systems, thermal insulation and ventilation devices, mechanical and electrical.
To modulate the wall and make it easier to use, you can install windows with drop down door, sliding folding doors or sliding doors, which encourage natural ventilation and have minimum internal dimensions.

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The verandas Schüco – convincing in every point of view.

In addition to the specific benefits, with a veranda get even more living space. For this reason, it is important in terms of economy, functionality and design perseguiate the same high levels that apply to the rest of your home. So you will feel at ease to 360 degrees – regardless of the area of ​​the house where you are. With Schüco systems the installation of your veranda is incredibly easy.

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Brilliant idea: Distorted aquarium

December 26, 2012

It is a simple idea but it particularly affects those who love fresh, contemporary design, as well as those that enjoy aquariums.
This brilliant aquarium is a creation of the project by Psalt Design, a collaborative study of three English friends who graduated together at Sheffield Hallam University, they are Richard Bell, Thomas McKeown and David Powell. The piece does not need much explanation is simple, beautiful and elegant, the “Bubble Tank” as it was called, provides a unique touch to any contemporary ambience.

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It does not need special support, a table goes well, a shelf or a large bookcase.The small aquarium in fact occupies only half of the space on the surface. And the funny thing is that this aquarium think on our little friends, in fact the fish into this specific and original “bowl” can swim upstream or downstream. 🙂